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April 19, 2017
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IMF: Russian response to low oil prices 'comprehensive'



Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
The Russian economy is on the slow path to recovery as it rebounds from the shock triggered by the collapse in crude oil prices, the head of the IMF said. Russia's economy lingered in recession last year and the national currency, the ruble, declined in value after crude oil prices dipped below $30 per barrel. Oil prices have been fluid this year, trading in a range of around $45 per barrel to $55 per barrel, still about half the price from three years ago. Christine Lagarde, the managin ... read more

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U.S. gas prices continue slow rise into summer
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
Most areas in the United States are seeing gains in the price for gasoline as crude oil prices move higher on market and geopolitical issues, analysis finds. ... more
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Army declares loyalty to Maduro as Venezuela braces for giant demo
Caracas (AFP) April 18, 2017
Venezuela's defense minister on Monday declared the army's loyalty to President Nicolas Maduro, who ordered troops into the streets ahead of a major protest by opponents trying to oust him. ... more
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Bankruptcy leads to closure of platform offshore California
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
The pending closure of an oil installation offshore California because of a corporate bankruptcy marks a shift in state trajectory, environmentalists said. ... more
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Texas aims for diverse energy mix
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
Texas is displaying national leadership with an energy sector that shows a mix between shale resources and renewables, a state regulator said. ... more
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Oil slips amid signs of continued gains from U.S. shale
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
A strong U.S. dollar and an even stronger response in the U.S. shale oil sector helped push crude oil prices into negative territory in early Tuesday trading. ... more
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Call issued to invest in West African energy sector
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
Potential partners are wanted to help share the risk and potential reward from emerging assets in West Africa, African Petroleum said in an annual review. ... more
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Europe eyeing referendum results from potential energy partner Turkey
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
European leaders called on authorities in Turkey, a potential energy partner, to seek unity after a weekend referendum consolidated power around the president. ... more
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Researchers design coatings to prevent pipeline clogging
Boston MA (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig suffered a catastrophic explosion and blowout on April 21, 2010, leading to the worst oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, the well's operators thou ... more
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Russia interested in oil and gas opportunities in Senegal
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
Russia has an opportunity to foster a better trade relationship with Senegal, an emerging West African oil producer, the Russian foreign minister said. ... more
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Crude oil prices flat to start Monday, after rough overnight patch
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
Crude oil prices were pulling close to even in early trading Monday, following weakness overnight sparked by lingering U.S. energy sector gains. ... more


Army declares loyalty to Maduro as Venezuela braces for giant demo

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Iran boasts of economic break from oil
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
During the first 11 months of the Iranian calendar year, non-oil exports have grown more than 30 percent, state media reported Monday. ... more
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Chinese economy growing while oil production shrinks
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
While posting better-than-expected growth for the first quarter, the Chinese statistics bureau said Monday that crude oil production was down from last year. ... more
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Shell claims low-carbon edge
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
One of the largest oil companies in the world, Royal Dutch Shell said Wednesday it was focused on a low-carbon strategy that was geared toward long-term growth. ... more
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Russia plans to cut oil output by 300,000 barrels per day
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
According to state media in Russia, the country's oil minister has upped the ante on how much the country will cut out of its production levels through June. ... more

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For Palestinian family, an udder-ly unique power source
Dahriya (AFP) April 12, 2017
Power comes in many forms, but Kamal al-Jebrini's family looked to where others may fear to tread for a new source of it: cow dung. The family has begun recycling waste from its cows to produce electricity for one of the largest Palestinian dairy plants and even to provide power to some houses. They discovered the idea during trips abroad and decided cow dung that would otherwise mainly ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Algal residue - an alternative carbon resource for pharmaceuticals and polyesters
Washington (UPI) Apr 7, 2017
Gripen fighter completes test flights using 100 percent biofuel
Champaign IL (SPX) Apr 06, 2017
Scientists engineer sugarcane to produce biodiesel, more sugar for ethanol
Powerpedia Forms Nonprofit to Provide Free Solar Systems to Orphanages Throughout Baja Mexico and Beyond
San Diego CA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Powerpedia, a San Diego-based renewable energy consultancy has announced the formation of the nonprofit organization "#GetChargedUp" to facilitate a multi-year commitment of providing free solar systems to orphanages throughout Baja Mexico and beyond, under its flagship program #EmpowerOrphans. "I recently had a chance to spend the day with children and volunteers at the Rancho de Los Nino ... more
Kobe, Japan (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
Mechanism behind the electric charges generated by photosynthesis
Golden CO (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
NREL's new perovskite ink opens window for quality cells
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
Shedding light on the absorption of light by titanium dioxide
Oklahoma to end tax credits for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
Oklahoma is resting on its laurels in the renewable energy sector by signing legislation ending tax credits for the wind industry, the state's governor said. Gov. Mary Fallin put her signature on a bill that ends tax credits for wind power, effective July 1. In a statement, the governor said the tax credits were part of a comprehensive energy strategy that left wind accounting for more ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
German power company examining new wind energy options.
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
Canada sees emerging role for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Apr 4, 2017
U.N. says low-carbon economy not a "pipe dream"
AREVA NP Signs Contract for Outage Services at Farley Nuclear Generating Station
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
AREVA NP signed a contract with Southern Nuclear to provide outage services at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Generating Station* units 1 and 2 between 2017 and 2021. Over the course of six outages, AREVA NP will provide refueling, steam generator and specialty non-destructive examination services, inspection and reactor coolant pump services that support the Farley plant in providing carbon-free ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
AREVA and KAZATOMPROM sign a strategic agreement
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
The critical importance of Predictive Power when building NPPs
Johannesburg (AFP) April 9, 2017
S.Africa to re-think nuclear deal after junk status : ANC
Models, observations not so far apart on planet's response to greenhouse gas emissions
Seattle WA (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
How hot our planet will become for a given amount of greenhouse gases is a key number in climate change. As the calculation of how much warming is locked in by a given amount of emissions, it is crucial for global policies to curb global warming. It is also one of the most hotly debated numbers in climate science. Observations in the past decade seem to suggest a value that is lower than p ... more
Nairobi (AFP) April 11, 2017
Drought, conflict and famine in Africa
Bejing, China (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
How ENSO and Atlantic ADO impact East Asian winter monsoon
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Plants have been helping to offset climate change, but now it's up to us
GM to ramp up self-driving effort in Silicon Valley
New York (AFP) April 14, 2017
General Motors is boosting its autonomous driving efforts, investing $14 million and adding 1,100 jobs in a new research center in San Francisco. The largest US automaker made the announcement Thursday, amid a race in the industry on autonomous vehicle research. While GM is already testing autonomous vehicles through its Cruise Automation unit in California, Arizona and Michigan, the new ... more
San Francisco (AFP) April 14, 2017
Uber says growth strong as it gives a peek at earnings
Washington (AFP) April 13, 2017
Tesla's Musk announces plans for semi-truck launch
San Francisco (AFP) April 14, 2017
Apple gets permit to test self-driving cars
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Canada deploys CH-146 helicopters to Iraq
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
Canada's air force on Monday deployed four CH-146 Griffon helicopters to support coalition efforts against militants in northern Iraq. According to a statement released by the country's defense ministry, the deployment aims to support the U.S.-led coalition fight against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh. The deployment includes 60 Canadian air force personnel ... more
Baghdad (AFP) April 17, 2017
Mosul op has displaced nearly half a million: UN
Qaraqosh, Iraq (AFP) April 16, 2017
Iraqi Christians mark first post-IS Easter in recaptured town
Baghdad (AFP) April 16, 2017
Iraq forces make Mosul gains, but anti-IS war far from over
Analysts try to identify N.Korean failed missile type
Washington (AFP) April 17, 2017
The latest North Korean missile launch may have been of a new and hitherto unknown system being developed by Kim Jong-Un's regime, a weapons expert said Monday. The Pentagon has not discussed which missile blew up "almost immediately" after launch early Sunday from near Sinpo on the North's east coast, and the White House has said only that it was a medium-range device. John Schilling, a ... more
Tehran (AFP) April 14, 2017
Iran's Rouhani registers to run for re-election
Washington (AFP) April 18, 2017
Volleyball games at N.Korean nuke test site: monitor
London (AFP) April 15, 2017
Britain urges N. Korea to stop nuke drive; As China seeks Russian help
Dutch panda mania as giant bears arrive from China
The Hague (AFP) April 12, 2017
Two giant pandas arrived by plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport Wednesday after a marathon 8,000 kilometre journey from China, the first breeding pair on Dutch soil in three decades. Female panda Wu Wen (Beautiful Powerful Cloud) and her male companion Xing Ya (Elegant Star) touched down at Schiphol at around 1730 GMT after leaving Chengdu in central China more than 10 hours earlier. ... more
Beijing (AFP) April 10, 2017
Beijing hutongs: village life in the city
Beijing (AFP) April 11, 2017
Hong Kong's Carrie Lam officially accepts role as chief executive
Hong Kong (AFP) April 12, 2017
Hong Kong lawmaker charged for upending Chinese flag
'A few dozen' US troops deployed to Somalia: Pentagon
Washington (AFP) April 15, 2017
The United States is deploying "a few dozen" troops to Somalia to assist the national army and conduct unspecified security operations, a US military spokeswoman said Saturday. The soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, a light infantry unit trained for air assaults, will mainly train and equip Somalia's army "to better fight Al-Shabab," an Al-Qaeda linked extremist group, the spokeswoma ... more
Lagos (AFP) April 12, 2017
Four dead in army, police clashes in Nigeria: source
Kinshasa (AFP) April 14, 2017
DR Congo suspends military cooperation with Belgium
Mogadishu (AFP) April 10, 2017
Three killed in Mogadishu army camp attack: military
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Aviation poised for 'third revolution': Airbus boss
Amsterdam (AFP) April 12, 2017
The aerospace industry is on the brink of a "third revolution" and Airbus boss Tom Enders is determined his giant company will play a leading role in its future. "I do genuinely believe that we are at a point where those technological changes and breakthroughs in electric propulsion, autonomous flight, artificial intelligence, machine learning, new materials, all come together, plus the data ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
Russia conducting munitions tests for T-50 aircraft
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
Iran shows off homemade stealth fighter jet
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
U.S. F-35s to make first operational deployment in Europe
China producer prices jump 7.6% in March: govt
Beijing (AFP) April 12, 2017
Prices for goods at the factory gate in China jumped in March, the government said Wednesday, in a positive sign of strengthening demand for the world's second-largest economy. The producer price index (PPI) rose 7.6 percent year-on-year in March, according to the National Bureau of Statistics, slightly beating economists' expectations of a 7.5 percent increase in a Bloomberg News survey. ... more
Kenosha, United States (AFP) April 18, 2017
Trump seeks headway on 'Buy American, Hire American' pledge
Beijing (AFP) April 18, 2017
IMF raises China growth forecast to 6.6% this year, 6.2% in 2018
Washington (AFP) April 14, 2017
US: China, Germany must do more to cut trade surpluses
Property and credit booms stablise China growth
Beijing (AFP) Oct 19, 2016
Chinese growth stabilised in the third quarter, data showed Wednesday, as ample credit and hot property markets propped up the world's second-largest economy. But while the forecast-beating reading was in line with state targets, it came as experts warned that authorities have relied too much on easy credit, which has in turn increased financial risks. The economy grew 6.7 percent in Jul ... more
Philippines, US to hold military drills
Manila (AFP) April 16, 2017
The Philippine military said Sunday it would hold annual exercises with US troops next month, reaffirming its commitment to the alliance despite cooling relations under President Rodrigo Duterte. The 10-day exercises will be the first held under Duterte, who has suggested cancelling the drills and called for the withdrawal of American troops, putting into question Manila's 70-year-old allian ... more
Washington (AFP) April 12, 2017
NATO essential but allies must pay up says Trump; Ryan to visit next week
Warsaw (AFP) April 12, 2017
As NATO moves in troops, reforms hit Poland's military hard
Kathmandu (AFP) April 16, 2017
Nepal, China begin first-ever joint military exercises
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The bus mafia controlling Nepal's smog-choked capital
Kathmandu (AFP) April 16, 2017
Nepal's government is trying to tackle rising pollution levels in the smog-choked Kathmandu Valley, but standing in the way is a powerful bus mafia that controls the capital's roads. The rulers of Kathmandu's streets are a web of transport syndicates made up of private bus owners who have repeatedly blocked official attempts to modernise the highly inefficient bus network. Critics say th ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
US streams carry surprisingly extensive mixture of pollutants
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
System to turn deadly chemicals into harmless dirt makes advances
London (AFP) April 9, 2017
Polluted London sets its sights on cars
At least 97 migrants missing as boat sinks off Libya
Tripoli (AFP) April 13, 2017
At least 97 migrants were missing after their boat sank on Thursday off the Libyan coast, a navy spokesman said. Survivors said the missing include 15 women and five children, General Ayoub Qassem told AFP. He said the Libyan coastguard had rescued a further 23 migrants of various African nationalities just under 10 kilometres (6 miles) off the coast of Tripoli. The boat's hull was c ... more
Beijing (AFP) April 14, 2017
Smoking to kill 200 million in China this century: WHO
Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Evaluating forecasts of extreme events
Jerusalem (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Glowing bacteria detect buried landmines


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